City and Cathedral Private Tour
Siena is a beautiful medieval city rich in history, culture and holy art.
During the tour you will visit the most important parts of the city and also discover the most hidden enchanting places not so well known. The guide will accompany you for two hours through the streets of the city and inside the magnificent Cathedral, where the works of important artists are kept.
Getting to know a city in few hours is very difficult, especially if it is so rich in history and culture, but thanks to our expert guide, you will get to know the city, discovering not only the most important places but also the most characteristic.
The tour begins in front of the Basilica of San Domenico, where the relics of St. Catherine of Siena are kept, continues towards the Sanctuary of the saint, where she lived with her family.
Passing through the characteristic panoramic streets, we will arrive at the famous Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena, where the well-known Palio takes place twice a year. The square represents the nerve center of the Sienese politic, today the seat of the city hall, which also houses the most important city museum, called the Civic Museum. In Piazza del Campo you will also admire the Fonte Gaia (fountain) and discover the history of the mysterious “bottini”, a medieval underground aqueduct excavated in the sandstone. You will hear funny anecdotes about the spasmodic search of the Sienese of the much sought river, called “Diana”.
The tour of the city continues towards the Cathedral, the large museum complex that contains the Crypt, Baptistery and Opera Museum. On the opposite site of the Cathedral there is the Santa Maria della Scala, the ancient medieval hospital that is today one of the most important museums in Siena. We will enter inside the Cathedral to see the wonderful and unique floor and other artworks of incomparable value by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. The tour ends inside the Cathedral.
Our guide will be happy to make you fall in love with Siena and transmit you all our passion for traditions so still strongly rooted.
What is included?
What is excluded?
Consult the homepage https://operaduomo.siena.it/it/ to buy the ticket you prefer.
In addition to the Cathedral, you can also visit the Baptistery, the Crypt, the Opera Museum and “Facciatone” by purchasing a single ticket valid for three days.
If you have any questions or problems we will help you to select the best choice for you!
The ticket price varies depending on the time of the year and what you want to see:
-starting from 5 euros when the Cathedral’s floor is covered
-from 8 euros when Cathedral’s floor is uncovered
-free for children up to 7 years and people with disabilities
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*the price is considered not per person, but per group